I took my son to the doctor with a constant stomachache and he concluded that he had cranky bowels.

I have an 11-year-old son who has a constant stomach ache. It doesn't seem to bother him except at bedtime. He goes through the day fine, but at bedtime - or close to it - his stomach hurts. I have taken him to the doctor several months ago with this problem, and he concluded...

The only vegetables my kids will eat are corn and beans. How can I get them to try something else?

The only vegetables my kids will eat are corn and beans. I like most others, but I'm the only one in the family that will eat other vegetables. How can I get them to try something else? Your family's vegetable preferences are most commonly compared to other Americans. Corn and beans are probably the most...

My 10-year-old daughter is large. My question is do you have a simple diet for her to lose 10 pounds?

I am 41 and have a 10-year-old daughter, 11 years in October, that is overweight. She is 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 135 pounds. She is not huge fat, but large. She is coordinated and attractive and I want to help her with this weight thing. When she was born she was measured and...

I am trying to find the appropriate caloric intake and food exchanges for my children.

I have used food exchanges for over two years for meal planning for my husband and myself based on desired caloric intake and ideal weight for our age and heights. I feel that I am able to plan meals accordingly. However, this is a different situation for my children. I am trying to find information...

I have a child for which to pack a cold lunch. All he ever seems to want is peanut butter.

I have a child that I have to pack a cold lunch for. All he ever seems to want is peanut butter, Is he getting enough protein? What is your son eating at other meals during the day? Depending on what he eats at the other meals, he may or may not be getting enough...

I have an 11 year boy who is 5 feet 1 inch and weighs 132 pounds.

I have an 11-year-old male is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 132 pounds. Thanking you in advance and looking forward to your reply. Your son is tall and heavy for age with a BMI of 25.8. A healthy weight range is 105 - 116 pounds. A healthy BMI for his height and age...

My daughter is overweight and concerned she will gain weight eating hot lunch at school.

My daughter is overweight and I am picky about what she eats. I pack her lunch for school, but she wants to eat school lunch. I'm concerned she will gain weight eating hot lunch at school. You did not say how old your daughter is, but if she were in elementary school, I would suggest...

What concerns me is the sudden slow down of growth of my son in the last 2 years.

My question is regarding my son. I am concerned about his rate of growth. How much weight and height should a child gain during the 2nd and 3rd years of life. My son is 34 months and is 35.5 inches and 28 pounds. At birth he was 8 pounds 6 ounces and 20.5 inches;...

Is there any vitamin supplements or natural foods that can aid growth?

I have two children one eight years and the other six years. Both of them are the smallest in height in their school classes. My wife and I are of medium to above medium in height so I don't think it is a hereditary problem. Is there any vitamin supplements that can aid growth...

My daughter’s preschool recently said the lunch meal I had provided for her did not meet all of the food groups.

The Fitness Partner Connection Jumpsite receives quite a few nutrition questions. We usually answer the basic ones ourselves and send the more complex cases to Ask the Dietitian or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. However, I just received a really basic question that perplexed me, so I had to ask you personally. We'd...

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